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Blythman
Posted 16/10/2014 - 13:45 Link
Went back to Newcastle on an evening with no wind, and the tide on the turn so was hopeful of good reflections. Unfortunately when a boat goes up the river, best laid plans go out the window.

The last shot is similar to one I tried last time, except this is from the Gateshead side, as opposed to from the Newcastle side

All with the K3. Any C&C welcome

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Bridges of Newcastle by Alan Wennington, on Flickr

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Millenium Bridge, Newcastle quayside by Alan Wennington, on Flickr

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Swirle Pavilion Newcastle Quayside by Alan Wennington, on Flickr

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Table Tennis on the quay by Alan Wennington, on Flickr

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Bridges from the Sage by Alan Wennington, on Flickr

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Tyne from High Level Bridge, Gateshead by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
Alan


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tyronet2000
Posted 16/10/2014 - 14:02 Link
Another fine set Alan. I never see Newcastle looking so good
Regards
Stan

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simonarron
Posted 16/10/2014 - 14:09 Link
I like all of those, Alan. Very nice work.

With the evenings drawing in, my GorillaPad is now permanently in my rucksack. Of late, though, London's evening light has been rubbish...
McGregNi
Posted 16/10/2014 - 14:09 Link
All beautiful shots, they all have the advantage of the sky lighting from the end of the golden hour with lovely blues (perhaps the sky in the 3rd should be toned down? ...) The first wins out over the second as the railings curve around more to complete the foreground, whereas the water in the second is not so strong in that role.

The sky colours from the sunset are great in the first as well. The Sage one doesn't appeal much due to the vast bland sky spaces, and car light trails are not my thing, but I appreciate the success of the technique here. Some great night scenes of Newcastle, thanks Alan!
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Edited by McGregNi: 16/10/2014 - 14:10
Blythman
Posted 16/10/2014 - 14:14 Link
Thanks guys. Incidentally, these are all HDR
Alan


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McGregNi
Posted 16/10/2014 - 14:46 Link
Nice HDR work Alan, obviously it was not obvious! What process did you use .... I've read that the K3's HDR features are more advanced than the K7 / K5 series and apparently it is possible to extract the bracket of 3 RAW files used for the camera's HDR sequence ? It certainly sounds worthwhile exploring anyway, as camera HDR's are so much easier than doing it all in software ... but the downside, for me anyway, has been that you only get a JPEG, and that's not ideal for me as a Master working file.
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Edited by McGregNi: 16/10/2014 - 14:47
Blythman
Posted 16/10/2014 - 15:00 Link
Simple process Nigel. As per my usual workflow, import into Lightroom.

Select the images and then right click
Select "Edit In"
Select "Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop"
Let Photoshop do its thing.

Finally a dialogue box will appear showing the selected images, and the merged image. There are only 2 user options
a) refers to remove ghosting
b) is a drop down box with the option of 16 bit or 32 bit TIFF

I select 32 bit, and then press ok

The dialogue box disappears and I'm left with the merged image
I close the image. Photoshop asks if I want to save it, which I do. It then automatically gets imported back into Lightroom.

This 32 bit TIFF file has increased latitude. For example with a standard raw file I can increase or decrease exposure by 5 stops either way. The 32 bit file allows me plus/minus 10 stops.

I then process as normal
Alan


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Edited by Blythman: 16/10/2014 - 15:01
Magicman
Posted 16/10/2014 - 15:28 Link
Hello Alan, really very nice set that , they work for me Cheers Patrick
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Edited by Magicman: 16/10/2014 - 15:29
McGregNi
Posted 16/10/2014 - 15:29 Link
Thanks Alan, that sounds fairly simple in terms of the control choices at the HDR mapping stage. Have you tried the K3 HDR functions yet?
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Blythman
Posted 16/10/2014 - 15:35 Link
Thanks Patrick

McGregNi wrote:
Thanks Alan, that sounds fairly simple in terms of the control choices at the HDR mapping stage. Have you tried the K3 HDR functions yet?

Very simple Nigel, and no options for over the top effects. You put photos in, and get back out something that looks like a photo

As to in camera. Nah, the in camera options are pretty much wasted on me. DNG all the way
Alan


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bforbes
Posted 16/10/2014 - 16:23 Link
Nice ones Alan. Does the HDR bring out the colour in the sky or is it down to the time they were taken?
Blythman
Posted 16/10/2014 - 16:51 Link
bforbes wrote:
Nice ones Alan. Does the HDR bring out the colour in the sky or is it down to the time they were taken?

Hi Barrie, could have done most of it with the middle exposure in each case. What HDR has allowed me to do is get some detail in the street lights
Alan


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fritzthedog
Posted 16/10/2014 - 17:50 Link
Great set Alan and just makes me want another crack at it!

Particularly like the first and last image.


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jvs
Posted 16/10/2014 - 17:54 Link
Fantastic, Alan, everything so unbelievably clear! Newcastle by night is more photogenic than Huddersfield, that's for sure.
John
malross73
Posted 16/10/2014 - 22:13 Link
Superb Alan as always, love your work on the Tyne i always pick up some good tips on angles and views your light on all these is excellent.
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